SSC CGL Exam Analysis & Review 4th March 2020 (1st Shift): Check Tier 1 Difficulty Level

By Neha Uppal|Updated : March 4th, 2020

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 4th March 2020 (1st Shift): The first shift of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is over now. Today is the second day since the SSC CGL Exam 2019-20 started. The examination started at 10 AM and concluded at 11 AM making it an exam of 60 Minutes duration on 4th March 2020. You all must be inquisitive to know about the difficulty level of the SSC CGL exam and changes if any induced by the SSC which is why we are back to share the genuine exam review.

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There are no big changes observed in today's 1st shift of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam as compared to yesterday's paper.

In this article, we are sharing the SSC CGL exam review of 4th March 2020 held in a first shift along with the topic-wise analysis, difficulty level, questions asked and good attempts. The level of the paper today was 'Easy to Moderate.'

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 4th March 2020 (1st Shift): Key Highlights

  • The SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 examination comprised 100 questions carrying 2 marks each and a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
  • The order of the sections was as follows: Reasoning --> General Awareness--> Quantitative Aptitude--> English language & Comprehension.
  • The subject wise difficulty level was in the order- Reasoning>Maths> GK> English
  • General Awareness section ranged between Easy to Moderate. Around 6-7 questions from Current affairs were asked.
  • The Maths section fell in the range of Easy-Moderate.
  • The English section was relatively Easy.
  • The reasoning section fell in the range of Easy-Moderate.
  • Cloze Test was asked in English Section. Direct - Indirect Questions appeared in the exam.
  • Overall the examination was 'Moderate .'

SSC CGL Exam 1st Shift Analysis 4th March 2020: Difficulty Level

Let us take a tabular view of the sectional analysis:

SectionNo. of questionsLevel of the questions asked
English Comprehension25Easy
General Intelligence & Reasoning25Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude25Easy-Moderate
General Awareness25Moderate


Check also:

SSC CGL Exam 1st Shift Analysis 4th March 2020 (Section-wise)

SSC CGL Shift I Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Boat & Stream1
Data Interpretation3-4
Heights and Distances-
CI & SI1 (Mix of CI & SI)
Mixture & Alligation0
Pipes & Cistern-
Profit loss & Discount2
Ratio & Proportion1-2
Speed, Time and Work1-2

SSC CGL Shift I Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): General Intelligence & Reasoning (Easy-Moderate)

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Papercutting & folding1
Embedded figures1
Counting of Figures1(Triangle)
Arithmetic Reasoning3
Alphanumeric Series1
Distance Direction test-
Figure series1
Cube and Dice1 (open)
Mirror Image1
Mathematical operator1
Missing Number series1
Logical Venn diagram1

SSC CGL Shift I Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): English Language & Comprehension (Easy)

Topics AskedNo. of Questions

One Word Substitution




Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles, etc.)


Vocabulary (Synonyms & Antonyms)




Para jumbles


Error Recognition


Cloze test




Sentence Completion


SSC CGL Shift I Exam Review 2020 (Shift 1): General Awareness (Moderate)

Topics No. of Questions



Indian Polity


Physical Geography


Economy (Basic)








Static GK




SSC CGL Shift I Exam Analysis 4th March 2020: Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude20-22
General Intelligence and Reasoning18-20
General Awareness Section10-14
English Language & Comprehension21-23
Overall Good Attempt69-79

Real Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam: Shift I (4th March 2020)

1. Antonym- Liberty

2. Antonym - Revere

3. Which metal is most used in making gold medal for the Olympics? Silver

4. Who is the president of the world bank? David Malpass

Takeaways from SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 Exam- Shift I

  • Do not fret if you come across any tricky question, instead, 'skip' such questions.
  • Do not forget to revise formulas and theorems as certain questions that do not require a pen to be raised were asked in the examination.
  • English Section is very scoring this time. Start with English Section first and then move on with your strong areas.
  • Save enough time for Maths. Do not attempt Geometry Questions if you are not confident enough instead attempt simple arithmetic questions first.
  • We advise you to lay more stress on Current Affairs as lots of questions appeared in today's exam from this.
  • Focus more on Static GK part as it can gain you marks.

In the above article, we have discussed the section-wise exam analysis of the SSC CGL III Shift Exam, it is time to shift our focus towards the questions that appeared in today's paper. All those who are yet to appear in the said examination should pay more stress on revision and avoid getting confused by learning new things in the last moment. Some of the questions that appeared in the paper are as follows:-

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